Nikita Krushya #39

Tagline: You’ll never know what cut through you.

Why roller derby? Kitsch meets kick-ass attitude! Plus, it’s a great workout.

What’s the origin of your derby name? Lots of names I came up with were already taken. This one sounds cute, but killer.

What quote inspires you? 七転び八起き(Nana Korobi Yaoki) It’s a Japanese proverb meaning “7 times down, 8 times up.” Gravity is a law I can’t seem to break. I also like Yoda’s “Do or do not. There is no try.”

Injuries? Bruises, mostly.

What wheels do you use? The ones that came with my skates. I’m not much of a gear head.

What’s your non-derby life like? Is teaching high school all that different from roller derby?

Advice for someone interested in derby? Give it a shot!